Wilder: Alumni donate Torah that survived the Holocaust
VCU announced the acquisition of a Sefer Torah, a powerful symbol and moving presence in Jewish worship and community life. Presented by an alumni couple with deep connections to the university, it will be held and safeguarded by the VCU Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives. Read more.
Wilder: Lepley named VP for university relations at VCU
Pamela DiSalvo Lepley, APR (Cert.’08/W; M.P.A.’09/W), has been named vice president for university relations, a cabinet-level position in which she serves as chief communications officer for Virginia Commonwealth University and the VCU Medical Center with oversight of the offices of public affairs, university marketing, executive communications and events and special programs. Read more.
Wilder: Alumna receives Trailblazer Award
Grace E. Harris, Ph.D. (M.S.W.’60/SW), distinguished professor of public policy, is the recipient of the John Jasper Trailblazer Award. The award honors African-Americans who have led outstanding lives highlighted by sacrifice and selfless service to their community. Read more.
Faculty members share behind-the-scene lives
Away from work and in their own worlds, some VCU faculty members quietly lead second lives. Take the dentist who raises oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. Or the professor who just released a debut album. Or the librarian often found rolling on two wheels. Read more.
VCU student wins Richmond cycling event
VCU student Chris Jones won the Division I men’s individual time trial in the 2014 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships in Richmond, marking a formidable start for the VCU contingent competing in the races featuring roughly 400 athletes from 115 colleges and universities. Read more.
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